Dec 012017

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 17 Dec 2017

About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.

The Role:

The Country Director is responsible for delivering results for women and their families, driving programmatic excellence and implementing best practice at scale. They provide high quality services where they are needed the most, and their work directly contributes to preventing unnecessary deaths and making a sustainable impact on the lives of thousands of people every year.

The Country Director is a key leadership position responsible for the overall strategy, management (programmatic, financial, and administrative), and development of our national family planning and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programmes. They lead skilled, professional country teams to deliver life-saving services through clinical centres, mobile outreach teams, social franchising and social marketing. In addition they are responsible for preparing and executing annual budgets, marketing plans and work plans; developing new business opportunities; overseeing financial, administrative and logistical resources; ensuring adherence to MSI minimum standards; and assuring quality operations in line with annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives. The Country Director manages for results, valuing and rewarding high performance, accountability, speed and efficiency and innovation, while keeping the client at the heart of everything we do.

The Country Director is MSI’s senior representative in the country of assignment. They work closely with governments, donors and other key stakeholders to overcome barriers that prevent women and men from accessing safe, affordable, reliable family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services.

About you:

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • A strong interest, ability and experience in managing commercial operations
  • Experience in developing options for health financing
  • A strategic mindset, with leadership of programme strategic and annual business planning
  • Demonstrable experience in leading, managing and developing individuals and teams
  • Built and maintained strong partnerships with government, health professionals, businesses, peer agencies and the community.
  • Led the adoption of innovative solutions to improve productivity and increase effectiveness of delivery channels.
  • Be responsible for duty of care and governance

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In order to be considered for this role you must be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Closing date: Sunday 17th December 2017 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date (for suitable candidates).

Salary: Competitive (this will either be a local or international package, depending on the applicant)

All nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

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